Barcelona will get money's worth from Neymar, says Brazil coach Scolari

Neymar helped Brazil secure a 4-2 win at the Fifa Confederations Cup match against Italy on Saturday. Photo: Xinhua

The 21-year-old scored his third goal in as many Confederations Cup group matches - a thumping freekick - as the Selecao saw off the four-time world champions 4-2 to win Group A with a perfect record.

Sunday, 23 June, 2013, 10:41am

Brazil's World Cup hopes resting on 'new Pele' Neymar

Neymar. Photo: EPA

Neymar, the latest diamond extracted from Brazil's mine of footballing talent, carries the hopes of a nation with one year to go to the World Cup, as well as the tag of "the new Pele" and rock-star status in his homeland.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:52am

Neymar bids tearful farewell in last game for Santos

Neymar dries his eyes on his shirt during the playing of the Brazilian national anthem ahead of Santos' clash with Flamengo. Photo: Reuters

Neymar was unable to hold back the tears in his last match with Santos before joining Barcelona.

28 May 2013 - 5:12am

Neymar weeps in emotional last match with Santos

Neymar plays his last match with Santos on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Neymar couldn’t hold back the tears in his last match with Santos before joining Barcelona.

Neymar cried profusely as the Brazilian national anthem was sung before the match against Flamengo on Sunday in the first round of the Brazilian league.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Brazil and Santos striker Neymar opts to join Barcelona over Real Madrid


Neymar said he will be joining Barcelona after the Confederations Cup, the latest addition to a star-filled roster that already includes four-time Fifa Player of the Year Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta.

27 May 2013 - 3:39am

Neymar chooses Barcelona over Real Madrid

Brazil's Neymar, of Santos FC, will join Spanish football club Barcelona for the next five seasons. Photo: AFP

“On Monday, I sign a contract with Barcelona. I want to thank the Santos fans for nine incredible years,” wrote the 21-year-old.

26 May 2013 - 1:45pm